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Bloomberg
Feb 26, 2014 9:00pm EST
20 6, 2014. i was a participant at the bloomberg defense summit taking place at the ronald reagan building. >> welcome to a special edition we spoke with senator mark warner. tony hawk will talk about the olympic sports and maybe a little bit of white house exploits. let's get headlines from olivia sterns. >> after the close of u.s. trading, jcpenney, the struggling retailer posted its first quarterly profit in more than two years and shares rallied in after-hours trades. retailers return to discounting at last. the income was $35 million in the quarter compared to a loss of $552 million a year earlier. a little bit better numbers from jcpenney but coming off of a very low comparative figure. tesla out with details on its so-called giga factory plants. this could help to drive down the battery packs. they hope to make investments my the year 2020. they will invest $2 billion. they also see volume at about 500,000. an activist investor carl icon escalating his attack on john donahoe, the ebay ceo. carl icahn sent his letter to shareholders highlighting the leadership of mark andree
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm EST
cut from our defense budget. i'll talk to william cohen. plus confessions of a middle class cab driver. he would be back on the road to prosperity if he could just find the on ramp. i'm ali velshi. a and this is "real money." >> this is real money. you are the most important part of the show. join our life conversation for the next half hour on twitter at aj real money, at facebook. d-plus. that's your grade, america. i'm talking about our roads, railways, communications and more. collectively infrastructure in america gets nothing better than a d-plus grade on a report card put out by the american society of civil engineers. not only are we not doing enough to modernize our public infrastructure, we're barely maintaining what we have running right now. once upon time the american infrastructure was the envy of the world. now we're falling behind the rest of the world. eventually vice president biden slammed laguardia airport as being, quote, too third world after seeing the sleek airport in hong kong. nobody told the vice president that we don't say third world any more. president oba
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2014 11:00pm EST
. wednesday morning, acting defense second christine fox expanded on that budget, including planned cuts and the size of the area. this event from the american enterprise institute is 50 minutes. minutes. >> so, i want to thank all of you at american enterprise institute for the great work that you do when the opportunity to be with you today. as mckenzie said, secretary haeckel recently announced a number of recommendations and proposals that will be contained in the defense department fiscal year 2015 badges admission. it goes about pain that make in spending choices as having more losers than winners due to the fact that budgets are tight and could get even tighter is no way to win a popularity contest. in many respects, there is something in the package to set up just about everybody's alarm bells and on which meter. from my perspective and as i hope my remarks will make clear, the two categories of stakeholders most protected from these changes are people we should all feel the most accountable to. the average american fighting man woman in the average american taxpayer. to best tak
BBC America
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
-general rasmussen. there's been a meeting of defense ministers. obviously ukraine right on the borders of nato, on the borders of poland is a core challenge and worry for nato security. >> that concludes the public parts of our meeting. and i thank the media for their attendance. >> that's all we're going to see. we unfortunately arrived a bit late. normally these sessions happen behind closed doors. that was a very public piece of the meeting of defense ministers in brussels. we were talking about what's happening in bangkok. she's been indicted for alleged criminality in a rice scheme. >> reporter: this is the first time we have seen the prime minister's own supporters, and she has huge numbers of them outside bangkok, to carry out the same tactic being used by the anti-government movement. that movement has block aided ministries in central bangkok. they are using the same tactic against the building behind me, the anti-corruption commission. they sealed off the gate. they're taking a break. they are waiting for three cement trucks. they are going to solidly cement the gate.
PBS
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm PST
concerned apparatuses were in high, high -- >> more likely, they had the defense ministry. >> and the army, too. and i thought in the closing ceremonies, there was even a flash of the kind of russian wit that i love. to see them making fun of themselves with the fifth ring not opening. >> rose: oh, yeah. >> i thought that was a kind of show biz moment of irony that was nice. but them the real world reasserts itself. >> rose: and they told a story. there was a narrative in the opening ceremony. >> they did. and i think that was part of my job sitting in between matt lauer and meredith viera to-- i guess, you know, some people thought i was debbie downer-- "here comes the marching persians of 1937." but more seriously, there was an attempt -- >> here comes a guy who has actually lived in russia. >> but there was an attempt, however much a cirque du soleil kind of macy's thanksgiving day parade terms, to show the best face forward, even historically. russian history is-- has been for centuries a legacy of-- in many ways of rivers of blood and oppression and-- but part of putin's cash
Bloomberg
Feb 26, 2014 8:00pm EST
current defense minister will run in the upcoming presidential elections. joining me now is david kirkpatrick, the cairo bureau chief of the new york times. he wrote in investigative report on the benghazi attacks. i am pleased to have david kirkpatrick back at this table. welcome. >> it is good to be here. >> wherever it is now, you are watching it on old. there is change in the region. >> i am probably the luckiest journalist in america. i was in the right place at the right time. i was in tunisia on the eve of their revolution. then i was in the via four months. it has been breathtaking. >> where's egypt today? >> it is very hard to know. mentioned, the field marshal is likely to become the next president. he hosted the first democratically elected president. he was embraced as a hero by a lot of the public. they are growing impatient with si government. he was promising stability. right now, i think that promise looks very remote. of the factors that contributed to the original uprising are economic stagnation, a lack of opportunity, an overwhelming youthful population. someth
Comedy Central
Feb 26, 2014 6:59pm PST
of defense chuck "hussein" hagel. >> new concerns about america's military readiness. >> the administration decided to slash america's military, raising major concerns about u.s. national security. >> growing outrage over the administration's proposal to cut our military to levels that have not been seen since world war ii. >> devastating cuts to our military. could this move by the obama administration now put your security at risk? >> stephen: nation, i am terrified. i hope that budget includes funding for new pants because mine just had a dishonorable discharge. ( laughter ) how is america going to defend itself after these cuts? i mean, what's left of our budget, anything? >> it's important to note here that our military still has a budget bigger than the next 10 military budgets in the world combined. >> stephen: only 10? ( laughter ) but what if we want to invade 11 countries? ( laughter ) of course we're nowhere near that capacity now, folks be, because the cuts in this budget are explicitly a rejection of the previous "fight two wars at once" doctrine. hagel has evide
Bloomberg
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm EST
huddle, i try to be calm and go to the line and to my safety in the corners in the defensive line in the linebackers. i anticipate what they're going to do. i have prepared so well. >> what the defense of back is going to do? >> iwatch his feet and his hands. >> what does that tell you? what he's proceeding might happen? >> i'm trying to be ahead of the game. as i go to the line, i have the checklist in my head of the what is my progression. >> you look at the go-to guy air force comes to worse. what is the second look? >> that is my alert look. i go from one to two to three, sometimes four. >> you primarily have three receivers. >> it depends on the game. every play is different. i go through my checklist. if it isn't there, that is when the scrambling and trying to make lace happens. i just try to be smart. my dad tommy and other coaches tommy, just salvage the play. if it is not there, other players are going to make plays for you later on in the game, just throw it away or get a positive gain. that is what i try to do. >> should we measure by career or, the super bowls? >> i thin
Comedy Central
Feb 26, 2014 11:00pm PST
. >> after 13 years of warfare for this country, the u.s. now has a new defense battle plan that involves shrinkinging down the military. >> the -- shrinking down the military. >> it would shrink down to the smallest since 1930's before world war ii? >> jon: what? i just love the army. i just love the army. [laughter] we can't shrink the army. it's a process only tested on our kids. [laughter] and then after that ourselves. [ laughter ] ising this this goss to be a -- is this going to be a trilogy? what are we cut something in. >> after iraq and afghanistan we're no longer sizing the military to conduct long stability operations. there's 525,000 active duty soldiers. we've decided to further reduce the active duty army strength to a range of 440,000 to 450 soldiers. >> jon: 450 that's not enough. i really don't -- 450,000. that's -- [laughter] that actually should be fine. [ laughter ] so we're deploying tough love to match our military size to our military needs. i think this is right especially since our military spending is bigger than the next 13 countries combined. as long as we keep
FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm PST
putin? our secretary of defense gave a warning to russia today like sort of cold war style. it is unclear whether putin is listening. a top russianing new agency says the ukrainian president is staying in a kremlin guesthouse and still considers himself the president and plans a news conference tomorrow. he scened from ukraine during protests. ukraine is smith between a pro-east and a pro-west. the future of the ukrainian people is hanging in the balance. and putin ising ignoring calls from the west to stand down. putin is pushing his tough-guy image these days, made famous in these shirtless pictures. he has ordered war games along russia's western border right where it meets ukraine and making sure the world sees him flexing his military muscles. releasing this ridow of fighter jets training. secretary of state john kerry says putin claims the drills have nothing to do with ukraine. secretary kerry says he is asking the russians to let ukrainian make their own doeses. >> i talked to the foreign minister and we talked about the transition and the events in ukraine and the region,
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 5:00am EST
russia's defense ministry, is part of the military drills that were began yesterday. nothing to do with what is going on in ukraine, according to the russian government. that is clearly not believed by the ukrainian interim government, which is concerned about the penalty of russian aggression. so concerned that it has warned russia that a movement of its fleet, based in crimea, would be seen by the ukrainian interim government as a sign of aggression, and the ukrainian foreign ministry summoned the russian-charged affair for immediate emergency consultation. russia at the moment does not have an ambassador in kiev because he was recalled to moscow. this is a signal of how tense things are at the moment. >> it must be tense because, as we well know, ukraine is absolutely vital to president putin - not just historically, but geopolitically as well. how does moscow regard what is happening in ukraine now, and keeping a close eye on crimea? >> yes, well it's not just the geopolitical importance of ukraine to russia that matters, it's the emotional importance. we have spoken to russians on
PBS
Feb 27, 2014 10:30am PST
defense minister and defense ministers are due to the post revolutionary ukraine in one piece a message for alarm but we did hear from honduras of rocks missing the nato secretary general urged russia not to do anything that would quote escalate tension or weakness understanding. he later told a meeting of the nato ukraine commission which is presently i'm having a get together in brussels that the latest developments in the crimea were dangerous and irresponsible he did go on to also call on kiev authorities to me that country forward in what he called an inclusive political process the polish foreign minister also short of alarm over the developments in that part of ukraine referring to the seizure of government buildings is a quote very dangerous game to push the new german defense minister also bring in at her very first nato summit let's take a listen to what she had to say the situation in the ukraine were taken in the ukrainian fills us with great concern it is of the utmost importance that we prevent a breakup of the ukraine and special forces in the country are strength
FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 8:00am PST
defense secretary chuck hagel urging russia to act cautiously, that the u.s. strongly supports ukraine's territorial integrity. we'll watch the story. jon: new he will developments in the social eight murder trial. pamela phillips charged with a plotting a car bombing that killed her husband. coming up, an emotional breakdown in court. >>> remember the anti-muslim filmed once blamed for the deadly terror attacks in benghazi, sparking them? a judge orders them pulled from the internet. the stunning reason why. jenna: welcome back, everyone. a federal appeals court ordering youtube to take down a film from its website over a copyright complaint. it is not just any film. it is the same film the white house originally blamed for sparking the deadly attack on our consulate in benghazi. william la jeunesse live in our l.a. newsroom with more on this. william? >> reporter: jenna, of course that claim by the white house was untrue but now the film president obama wanted off the internet is gone. not because it is anti-muslim but because it violated the rights of an actress. cindy lee garcia, nev
ABC
Feb 26, 2014 5:30pm PST
. abc's mara schiavocampo was there. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense, at her drugged driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy opened up about her very public family. in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. she also talked about her father's assassination. saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother, ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister, rory, and two of her three daughters, were also in court. the trial, now in its third day, is over a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. kennedy says in july of 2012, she accidentally took a prescription sleep drug with her breakfast instead of her thyroid medication. and then, she got behind the wheel. kennedy, who has pleaded not guilty, testified she felt disoriented and frightened. and says, quote, i was struggling to figure out wha
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 10:00am EST
violent threat down on protestors by ukraine's riot police. she is a member of one of the self defense unit that are protecting the square. >> the image i will never forget are the faces of friends facing riot police. we were a small group and the police three times bigger. we had no weapons, just stones and molotov cocktails. i didn't think the police would kill ukrainians. >> victoria was wounded when a hand grenade handed next to her. now that yanukovych is gone, ukrainians are getting to know more on the men victoria helped to overthrow. >> just before leaving, the aid threw the documents in the river. there are still people diving in the freezing cold water trying to retrieve every single document they can. >> about 40,000 documents have been moved to a guest house by a group of ukrainian journalists who are sifting through them and making them available on line for everyone to see. many more are still drying in the sauna. some of the documents reveal a lavish lifestyle and a taste for expensive furniture. others detail transbackses through a web of shadow companies and a bank bel
FOX News
Feb 26, 2014 10:00pm PST
stove industry you better be brushing up your resume. >> the defense secretary said we would cut back our army levels to the lowest since 1940. let's just take a trip down memory lane, and listen to george w. bush and john f. kennedy. take a listen. >> we shall pay any price, bear any burden. meet any hardship. support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. >> further deep cuts cannot be made without seriously endangering the security of the nation. >> my budget includes the largest increase in defense spending in two decades. because while the price of freedom and security is high it is never too high. whatever it costs to defend our country we will pay. >> and then chuck hagel said this week, yeah, we probably are not going to be the most dominant force on planet earth anymore. >> it makes me very uncomfortable. i'm a big defense kind of person, america can do a lot. think what happened yesterday. the president of the united states had his republican secretary of defense, o one, to cover, the draw down troops in america. guess what they did tod
PBS
Feb 27, 2014 10:00am PST
told it could be seen. south korean defense minister that they can and philip are believed to have a read of some two hundred km. many people be spending a lot but in response to the ongoing health cover yet you live through it to the street to help auditorium can and cannot be dated to the period thirty four that are prepared for any possible publication from the north. do you dispute you. our intention to one in our foreign experts to you on the latest missile launch by north korea we have on the line doctor can tell you a senior research fellow at the korea institute for defense analysis the caregivers for joining us now are two missiles fired to be a provocation from the north it mean what are kenyans intentions. over a period that the period compared to knit for it and apparently show for it the tool to improve the capacity to strike the very strategic. our thought life compared to you over if the two of they will always be overlapping time the club had been connected to think that if the time gone. who of the united states history if he cannot think of you know the appropriatel
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm EST
violent crack down on the protestor. victoria is a member of the self-defense units. >> i won't forget the faces of the friends facing the police. we had no weapons just stones. i didn't think that the police would kill ewe cranians. viktor yanukovich is gone and we are learning more. >> just before leaving the estate, the aides through the documents into the river. there are people diving into the freezing cold trying to retrieve all of the documents they can. >> about 40,000 documents are moved to a guest house by a group of journalists and sifting through them and making them available online for everyone to see. many more are drying in the sauna. some of the documents reveal a lavish life style and taste for expensive furniture. others detail transactions through a web of shadowed companies and a bank belonging to viktor yanukovich's son. >> we are so excited and then admonished and shocked by the numbers and the names we found in the documents and the company's names in the documents. >> per happens the most shocking is this one, to the extent he was willing to go to crack down on
FOX
Feb 26, 2014 6:00pm PST
the a's. they get the best of things. first inning. he lit up for four runs. although bad defense right there by hunter pence turns the hit into more than just a single. another run in. watch this. the opposite of bad defense. michael morris, first day of the cactus league and josh redick absolutely sensational to rob him of a home run. 10-5 the a's get the best of the san francisco giants. >> mean time the warriors on the road. second game of the big trip back east. in chicago. and it is not going their way. o'neal helps the warriors build up a brief lead in the 1st quarter. they were up 3 after one. a familiar name, mike dunleavy working the baseline. it is 56-45 come halftime. >> speaking of half-court, last night the nuggets' mascot. rocky. behind his back he throws that thing right in. i doubt if he won trip or a car. that is the sporting life for right now. finally tomorrow the sharks will be back -- [ talking at the same time ] >> love that attitude of the mascot. >> what do you expect. [ talking at the same time ] >> thank you. >>> coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m. live in t
LINKTV
Feb 27, 2014 7:30am PST
load of sand has just been delivered, and residents are trying to reinforce their defenses. many here would like to see authorities doing more to help. >> we are up to 200 ft. huns of sand that the local community has sourced themselves from donations. all the volunteers here have bagged and delivered by ourselves. we must be in the region of 7000, 8000 sandbags that we have filled ourselves and delivered. >> he has been coordinating forest defense efforts for weeks . he is backed up by volunteers from the immediate vicinity and from further afield. willing helpers have come from aid organizations in london and birmingham. >> we are countrymen, and as countrymen, we must stand shoulder to shoulder, and i'm proud to say that's exactly what has happened here. >> we work very closely and have built up a good friendship. i will be sad to see him go. >> very sad times. >> even when the volunteers have gone, the people of somerset will continue their efforts. they have launched an initiative collecting money for river dredging. they want to raise almost 5 million euros in the hope that this
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 2:30am PST
to the basket. hits the go ahead lay-up there. >> great defense. >> i >> the desperation shot, see it? no good. all right. tar heels get their tenth straight victory 85-84. over at the nba for something you probably never seen before. pistons and spurs last night. check out ginobili on defense. he is behind number 21 on the spurs. you are watching this? he plants his left foot and busted right through his sneaker. yeah, he walks off with a shredded shoe. uninjured, he straps on a new sneaker and gets right back out there to play. >> defect. >> yeah. >> so earlier this week we introduced you to hank the dog, the milwaukee brewers unadopted mascot. he faced off with the brewers famous sausage racers. >> that's a dangerous race. >> yeah. >> the weiner costume and all, he continues to earn his place with the team. and look at. that they have him strapped down. he is weighted. poor little thing. look at hank with the mustard on his back and everything. all right. what do you do you bring in -- what do you -- what does that say? go back down. >> who do you bring in to defend 7 foot tall
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 9:00am PST
sinclair's lead defense attorney mr. chef. the prosecutor quit. we did reach out to the pentagon and prosecution and get statements and the pentagon has yet to get back to us for a statement and of course we will have the pentagon's side of the story whenever they do get back to us. tell me your best argument for why the charges should be dismissed? >> well the charges should be dismissed because it's pretty clear the decision-making in the case is being driven by politics and people at the pentagon as opposed to where it should be with the convening authority at fort bragg. this is a case that has always been a remarkably thin case in terms of the evidence. there are thousands and thousands of text messages and personal journals by the person who's accusing general sinclair of sexual assault. it demonstrates the consensual nature of their relationship. on top of that, in early january she perjured herself during a pretrial hearing. in that circumstance, in every experience i've had both as prosecutor and defense lawyer and everyone i've spoking to, the charges that are based solely
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 12:00am PST
. we've been fighting for years to overturn the entirety of the defense of marriage act. >> do you think decisions that have been made now by judges in six different states are unconstitutional? >> we support the constitutional right of committed same sex couples to engage in civil marriage partnerships. we oppose any sort of discrimination being codified into law, which is what sb-1062 would have done had governor brewer signed it into law, this she did not tonight. >> why can't the republican party enmass -- if it's wrong for a private wedding photographer to be allowed to discriminate against a gay couple, clearly it should be wrong for an employer of a wedding photographer to fire that wedding photographer, because they are gay, right? that's the practice it would put an end to. >> correct. >> there seems to be no gap in the logic between those two. yet they're sitting there and waiting for the house republicans to take it up and pass it. >> it's sitting there having received bipartisan passage in the united states senate with 10 republicans voting for it, actually, both senators mcc
Bloomberg
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
to come to their defense? >> the russians are coming off a pretty successful olympics. i do not think they want to provoke the type of international incident. but it is very fluid. there would be pressure for russians to come to the defense over the russian speaking population. the black sea fleet is going to be a big issue. >> scarlet, you have some important breaking news. >> we just got results from sears. $3.30 per share. revenues are in line with estimates. sales are down 6.4%. other company news. set to report. the annual report could be released this saturday. lego topping its rivals in asia. rose by theo single digits in the u.s. and europe and double digits elsewhere. don't take jamie dimon lightly. a j.p. morgan spokesman says he was saying that market volume is unpredictable at times like the weather. that is today's company news. we are focused on what happened overnight in crimea. >> we certainly are. >> that leads us to our twitter question. as vladimir putin part of the solution, part of the problem, how does he fit into the puzzle? tweet us. this is "bloomberg su
FOX Business
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm EST
. several anti-submarine warfare votes. the defense minister claimed the movement of those russian forces is purely coincidence. insisting that the military movement and wargames were prescheduled. and obama responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that any military action in the ukraine would be a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's important that russia keeps its word. lou: the russian counterpart fireback. warning the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or against us. it has to be part of a global european family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region the opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. two people were killed in th
CNN
Feb 27, 2014 10:00am PST
cross the line into ukraine? >> well, wolf, let's get right to defense secretary chuck hagel because there is an extraordinary optic out there. earlier today at nato headquarters in brussels secretary hagel issued a warning to moscow. and how many years has it been since a u.s. defense secretary had to do that? i want you to listen to what he had to say. >> i'm closely watching russia's military exercises along the ukrainian border, which they announced as you know yesterday. i expect russia to be transparent about these activities. and i urge them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to m miscalculation during a very delicate time, a time of great tension. >> a direct warning from the u.s. to the russian military. so what is going on along that border? well, russian forces now on alert conducting those exercises. the big worry, wolf, is as they move closer to that border with ukraine, as they move around and exercise and train, if that is indeed what they are doing, they get closer to the border if, if, they were to get orders to move into ukraine. they are tha
FOX Business
Feb 26, 2014 8:00pm EST
the budget problem. neil: nobleman who defense the spending democratic strategist, jessica, the argument you can say we will tram's 3 trillion of the debt when it will grow it just won'trow as much as we thought? is that telling the truth? >> it important to note when we do thgs that are making a difference. the deficit here is coming down and has steadily sie 2009. we have seen one of the most unproductive congress is we ha had in e early one centuuy wi all this gridlock. neil: this was my question though. i know t deficits are coming dn. maybe there is a reassuring noon that it pil up on e president's precipitously to s it will be $3 trillion less than rates shot but it will still be neck-and-neck $8 tllion re. that is hoodwiwinking pple. >> i did not go that far. neil: someone tells you it will fall $3 trtrillion don't you think it will fall? >> yes. neil: but go up 11 now goes up 8 trillionhat hat you meant. >> you rarely hear a politician who was fm this policy standpoint speaking to the same way you would hear an economist or someone in the financial industry. neilif you s
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
things. between the department of defense and the va and i know we're in the process of tearing that down. we're one family. when you take that oath and say i'm going to serve this country, it should go right on through. there shouldn't be this wall and this divide between the opportunities that exist to take care of our troops. electronic medical records that he spoke about, to me that is a shame and delays care, makes it more difficult to have a smooth flow of care. i do see positive things. i was at base luis mccord last year and seen start upprograms where they are focusing on transition at the time of ets. and it makes sense to me if you are disabled, getting a medical separation that your level of disability can be determined at that time and carry over into the va. instead of having to go through these processes and having redone the services. there's other things i see starting to take place and that's guiding as they are leaving the military into being able to use the skills they learned in the military and translate them into civilian work and helping them get there and gui
CBS
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am PST
according to south korea's defense ministry. the north has fired short-range missiles into the sea of japan in the past during military exercises. >>> this morning, millions of you in the west are facing back-to-back winter storms. rain is falling across california, but a more powerful storm is on the way. it could unleash dangerous mudslides and flooding. kara finnstrom is in the san gabriel valley city of glendora east of los angeles. kara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to everyone here in the west. here in california, when it rains it pours. you can see some of the thousands of sandbags behind me here, which have been made for residents who are shoring up their homes. glendora was recently hit by a wildfire, and so, this area is particularly vulnerable right now to mudslides and to flooding. so residents here getting ready for that. they say they are preparing as best they can. the first of two california storms hit san francisco wednesday, soaking the bay area with as much as 2 inches of rain before heading south to the los angeles area late last night.
CNN
Feb 27, 2014 2:00pm PST
, wolf. i don't think i've seen a president more laid bare and with his defenses down. it's an issue that is sort of personal to him and moving to him and we've never seen him connect. he's talked about his drug use earlier before but we've never seen him connect his drug use to answ anger that he had and not having a father there. clearly this is an issue dear and near to the president's heart. >> why do you think it's taken so long? this is year six of this presidency? >> i hear criticism like that truth of the matter is, look, in a hyper partisan environment where he has to run for re-election, an issue like this can be polarized. any issue around race, as you know, wolf, sends people to their full rise corners. the last thing the president wants to do when he's running for re-election is to have a country more polarized. i think the beauty of this time now is you can have more risky conversations that are important for moving this country forward right now in his second term. so i'm thankful that he did. >> i want to play another excerpt from the president's powerful speech. corn
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 1:00am PST
that they're playing defense, what the religious right is doing is saying, let's rely on the free exercise clause in order to allow individuals to sort these claims in court. in some ways, arizona was the easiest case, she showed no evidence of religious discrimination against businesses. land of legal, gay rights organization told me today they had received almost 500 complaints over the past four years about lgbt discrimination in arizona. >> which is legal. >> it starts to feel like, you hurt my fist when i hit your face argument. but i think as we move to other states, that do have these lgbt laws, i think the conflict is going to be more of a fair fight between the two sides. >> and politically because of that, it's going to be fascinating to see if any other state moves on this after jan brewer decided to veto it. fascinating, thank you. >> thank you. >>> governor chris christie just spoke publicly moments ago about the george washington bridge lane closure scandal. he answered questions about it that he has never answered before, and you will want to hear what he said, and
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 4:00am EST
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FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 3:00am PST
the department of defense refused to classify the assault as anything but workplace violence. now those soldiers being hit with more bad news. their live expenses are set to skyrocket. sergeant lunsford was shot seven times in that attack, not able to get the benefits he deserves and now this. how does this resonate with you? i'm talking about the proposed budget cuts and what it means to people like you? >> with the budget cuts that are coming down for our current service members, it is very detrimental to them. it's basically showing them they're not worth that much. in terms of war, this is like being a body being expendable, g.i. issue. it is sad because when we join the military they say we're family strong first as far as army component. with everyone else, it kind of makes you wonder is this a choice we really should make and that's a large because we do need to defend our standard of living in our country. >> quickly, 9/11 we had a different enemy than we had on september 10. the only thing we know is we're not ready to fight any battle let alone the one that could be loom
FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 1:00am PST
more money. don't cut the defense budget. spend the same amount of money. spend more money developing the technologies, the infrastructure. >> pay them more? >> so that we don't have to worry about 2.3 million troops in china or a million troops in iran. that won't matter if we have the baddest, the strongest, smartest, and the best equipped for the next big cyberwar, the next war. >> why don't we stop building tanks? the last tank battle was -- >> no, it wasn't. we had them in desert storm. >> anks. >> that's why they surrendered, bob. >> remember baghdad, bob. they were saying there were no tanks and the tanks were behind them. >> baghdad bob. >> here's the problem, and bob, i would hope you would join me on this. you should be concerned because right now if we do these cuts, we're going to be heavily re reliant on the technological edge over places like china that they're narrowing in on. that's the problem. if you rely on that, they're not honest on what they're doing or their spending or what the new developments are. as you pointed out, they like the borrow other people's techno
FOX Business
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
. general motors could use that as a defense to avoid getting that higher penalty. this penalty is too low and it should be in the 200 million-dollar range and i hope the congress will finally raise it with the new legislation that will be coming up so that they really get a serious tone to you. >> you are right. >> we haven't seen this completely play out yet. and also the new president of general motors was had all of the product development and is overseeing quality control. yet as far as i know she did nothing and she is not the one who apologized. it was a person on earth who apologized to the american public. neil: in the meantime, dealers like him i left with the type of cars that he is selling. and oftentimes that is not fair. so do you think that all of the problems that gm is having beers later contributed to going slow on this investigatiin? i think that was a part of it. i think the government being involved was part of another government we and it was formed to cover this. to try to take care of this. it didn't happen. >> when you asked about this five or six years ago, th
BBC America
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am EST
moving world at the moment. the situation in ukraine being discussed right now at the nato's defense ministry meeting. he said he is concerned about developments in crimea. he is urging russia not to take any action, to escalate tension or create misunderstanding. we can join now as he addresses the press. >> the timing of this exercise and the yon going events in ukraine as regards the wording in our decoration on full respect for sovereignty, independence, integrity, this is actually not new language from our sides. this is language you will find in the founding documents that established the nato/ukraine commission. so we just used this opportunity to repeat what we said many years ago in our founding documents. >> japanese media. >> yesterday you mentioned ukraine. you said most important security issues in europe. understanding that, i would like to have a very simple question. how much is the nato concerned about the possible russian intervention in that area? >> we have no information indicating that russia hosni plans to interview militarily. in my statement today, i have bee
FOX Business
Feb 26, 2014 11:00pm EST
that tries to bring in the budget problems. neil: nobleman who defense the spending democratic strategist, jessica, the argument you can say we will tram's 3 trillion of the debt when it will grow it just won't grow as much as we thought? is that telling the truth? >> it is important to note when we do things that are making a difference. the deficit heres coming down and has steadily since 2009. we have seen one of the most unproductive congress is we have had in the early one centuuy with all this gridlock. neil: this was my question though. i know the deficits are coming down. maybe there is a reassuring notion that itiles up on the presidt's precipitously to say it will be $3 trillion less than rates shot but it will sll be neck-and-neck $8 trillion more. th is hoodwinking people. >> i did not go that far. neil: someone tells you it will fall $3 trillion don't you think it will fall? >> yes. neil: but go up 11 now goes up 8 trillion that is what you meant >> you rarely hear a politician who was from this policy standpot eaking to the same way you would hear an economist or
NBC
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
protested the. ukraine is dangerously divided and in financial crisis. defense secretary hagel warned moscow. >> i urged them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted. >> reporter: putin's shove force by his navy, his air force and his ground forces despite putin's promise not interfere in ukraine is the biggest russian military move since the cold war. kerry resurrected a cold war quote from ronald reagan saying the u.s. government now will trust but verify putin's promises. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> a plan to expand benefits for military veterans and their families died in the u.s. senate today when it failed a procedural vote. republicans say the $21 billion price tag is too high. they also wanted to attach an amendment imposing new sanctions on iran over its nuclear program. democrats blocked the amendment. they want more time for negotiations with iran. each spaert accusing the other of playing politics. >>> attorney general eric holder is doing well tonight after a brief stay at med star washington hospital center. news4 chris gordon was one of the first on the
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 3:00am EST
cut from our defense budget. i'll talk to william cohen. plus confessions of a middle class cab driver. he would be back on the road to prosperity if he could just find the on ramp. i'm ali velshi. a and this is "real money."
Bloomberg
Feb 27, 2014 4:00am EST
, which of course is shared with ukraine and the defense minister just a few minutes ago said there are russian fighter jets involved in that. is that a show of muscle or a preplanned exercise? all of this has the united states, nato very concerned. talking about the need for yause to stay out of ukraine d not by -- do not get militarily involved in any way. the situation in crimia, mainly a russian-speaking group of people. when viktor yanukovych was in power, they were talking about the western regions. now that the opposition is in power, the concern is they could get sort of lose out if you will in this carefully -- ethnic mix within the ukraine. nteresting developments today. the regional parliament building in crimia. >> tell us what is going on in the building. we're waiting to see this new government formed. this new leader step forward. an interim government but an important one given the financial situation. >> i'll tell you exactly what's happening. i'm inside the parliament. right in front of me is the man that the opposition said they want to be prime minister. surround
CBS
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm EST
. child protective services say at least nine kids were affected. defense attorneys suggest it is all corporal punishment and appropriate discipline. >>> on capitol hill congressman frank wolf pushing a crackdown on child sex traffickers. wolf says the obama administration needs to do more following reports of young victims at the super bowl at the home of a d.c. cop and in hotels across northern virginia. stephanie vu told a congressional subcommittee she was forced into prostitution at age 13. >> that moment changed my life forever. there were three men that night and at the end of it i couldn't stop vomiting. so began endless nights of selling my body. i descended into depression. i drank and took drugs to fill the pain. i made the money my trafficker demanded and learned to live with his constant abuse and the abuse of buyers. >> congressman wolf says every fbi office in the country ought to have a task force fighting child sex trafficking. >>> a clerk with the prince william county circuit court filed paperwork to appeal the ruling that make's virginia's ban on same sex marriage
LINKTV
Feb 27, 2014 5:00am PST
ukrainians making their choice about their future. >> reporter: nato defense ministers say they support ukraine's territory and sovereignty. ukrainian lawmakers will vote on approving the new cabinet later on thursday. but the new leaders will have to face severe domestic divisions. the country's ousted president is now on an international wanted list. the whole world is paying close attention to events in the former soviet republic. chi aki ishikawa, nhk world. >>> the head of nato is warning about another hot spot, afghanistan. the country's president hamid karzai has not agreed to let u.s. troops stay in his country beyond the end of the year. anders fogh rasmussen say they may have to wait to get approval from karzai's successor. >> it may well be that president karzai won't sign, but i hope, i expect a new president to sign because a lot is at stake. >> rasmussen said if the two sides can't reach an agreement, all nato troops will withdraw. karzai is reported to have said he cannot sign a deal until peace negotiations with the taliban have begun. afghans will go to the poll
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2014 9:00pm EST
. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. welcome. this is a historic filing period. the defense of marriage act was struck down last june. for the first time, same-sex couples will be filing federal tax returns together. this was the first filing period that is taking place. when education within the irs and outside is taking place? how are you helping to educate and make the resources available to people, especially with some of the perplexing these involve? different states have different laws. i have residence in my district and in my state who were married in iowa. illinois is beginning to recognize same-sex marriages. what is irs doing to deal with these complexities? >> one of the things that did surprise me is the amount of outreach the irs does as a general manner. we have a website which if you look at it today is a different website than it was a year ago. information about what information their clients will need. we have a youtube channel with over 100 inch optional videos. videos.uctional we're looking forward to how to deal with affordable care act. ony can advise
NBC
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm EST
involved in war games. also, unspecified measures to reinforce the black sea fleet. the defense minister said according to orders from the president as of 2:00 p.m., we are on high alert. russia has reason to worry that ukraine may be slipping away. in a rural town that is called -- named after lenin, it is taken down. the ukrainians have taken down the statue. they plan to change their name, the statue here will soon go into the fields to become a sculpture. they are carving a new bust of a ukrainian poet to take its place at city hall. he says that ukraine should be a part of europe. >> we have to stand here to protect europe. it is true. >> reporter: tonight, in kiev, independence square, they are still mourning those who died to bring ukraine to this historic crossroad, and there is not a russian flag in sight. protesters in this square, brian, overturned their pro-russian government. it is not clear now how much independence russia will tolerate. brian? >> richard engel who remains in kiev for us tonight, thank you, this is no ordinary time and all of this presents a very d
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